The Japanese government and the European common market have agreed to cooperate on environment matters.?
GV EXTERIOR: headquarters of EEC commission. (2 shots)
MCU : EEC Commission Vice-President Lorenzo Natali and Ambassador Asahiro Nisibori, of Japanese delegation PULL TO both delegations.
CU : Nisibori PAN TO CU Natali.
CU : official watching signing of agreement.
CU : Nisibori and Natali signing agreement
CU: delegates watching.
MCU : Natali and Nisibori shaking hands and leaving table.
MV : two men toasting each other and other delegates.
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Background: The Japanese government and the European common market have agreed to cooperate on environment matters. Letters of cooperation between Japan and the policy-making E.E.C. Commission were exchanged in Belgium on Wednesday (1 June).
SYNOPSIS: A signing ceremony took place on the thirteenth floor of the Commission's headquarters in Brussels.
Italy's Signor Lorenzo Natali, a vice-President of the E.E.C. Commission, led the Common Market delegation. The Japanese side was represented by Ambassador Asahiro Nisibori, head of Japan's permanent delegation to the European community. Signor Natali's special responsibilities include environment protection and nuclear safety.
The Commission has already held similar exchange of letters with the United States in 1974, and with Canada and Switzerland in 1975. A spokesman said it was particularly valuable to compare experiences and scientific information with countries facing similar environmental problems. In Japan, ecological problems had reached worrying levels.
The ceremony ended on a cordial note with the leaders of the two sides toasting each other and the other delegates.